Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, for-profit educator Bridgepoint Education
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Bridgepoint's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||San Diego (1999)|
|Market Cap||$1.1 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$933.4 million|
|Management||Co-Founder/CEO Andrew Clark
CFO Daniel Devine
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||61%|
|Cash/Debt||$287.7 million / $0|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97% of the 462 members who have rated Bridgepoint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Most people don't know it, but the Federal government has mandated that all new graduate school loans be unsubsidized. Furthermore, a growing number of undergraduate loans are also moving into the unsubsidized realm.
These moves will put a higher strain on the already overwhelmed college student and make online schools even more attractive. Bridgepoint is well positioned to capitalize on this trend.
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